favorite brands

favorite brands

Post by Nancy B. Woo » Fri, 14 May 1999 04:00:00



I've observed most people posting here prefer softer clay.  I've always
preferred Fimo; sometimes I do sculpting with clay, and the fimo suffers
less from the warmth of my hands, and distorts the least when trying to
detail another side of the figure.  Also, it buffs nicely- I like to get
rid of finger prints as a final step.
I know sculpy makes several variations- the white stuff sold by the
pound at WalMart is nearly useless to me, but the flesh colored stuff
more often found at craft stores is better- except I find myself
temporarily without air conditioning, and the heat and humidity have
forced me to put it away for a while.
My main question, I suppose, is who prefers what brans for what
application and for what reasons?  Also, how much does your volume
influence your brand choice?
 
 
 

favorite brands

Post by Arant » Tue, 18 May 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>My main question, I suppose, is who prefers what brans for what
>application and for what reasons?  Also, how much does your volume
>influence your brand choice?

Most of my work is jewelry of some sort, though I do a few vessels and boxes,
too.  When doing non-caned work I use Fimo, Premo and/or TLS. Premo's metallics
are gorgeous. I prefer Fimo for***; my canework is very geometric, and Fimo
holds sharp edges better than most clays. (My hands tend to be rather warm,
too, so other clays become too sticky for me to handle for the amount of time
it takes to reduce a cane.)  Volume has no influence on my choice of clay;
application is my overriding consideration.
TricheO